The Importance of Setting Goal in Life.

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Setting goals are very important in life, the main purpose is to outline a set of objectives and by which means you will be able to achieve them. Goals provide direction in life, and help a person stay focused, motivated, and improves performance. Goal setting is a process. The goals have to be realistic and attainable. Effective goal setting requires mixing goal types, such as outcome, performance based, and process goals. Short-term goal setting means setting a goal that will be accomplished in the near future, easily attainable and part of your daily routine. Long-term goal setting involves something larger that needs more time and depth to accomplish. Long-term goal setting often relies on well- defined short-term goals. Short-term goals should be assessed and revised accordingly so that you may be more likely to succeed. Long-term goals should be challenging and slightly intimidating and maintain a balance between pushing yourself and being realistic. The goals that I’ve set for myself include getting back into school, completing a degree program, owning and operating my own business, and becoming financially stable. The strategies I will use to achieve my goals are basic, but important. First and foremost I made sure that my goals reflected my beliefs and character. I incorporated a support team of four people with whom I shared my goals with and can call on for positive reinforcement, encouragement, and feedback when things seem to be in a state of disarray. I created a complete, measurable, action plan which includes all the steps necessary to achieve my goals. I plan on regularly evaluating my progress, and if needed making changes and/or adjustments when necessary. An effective goal can motivate the behavior that is needed to achieve it. Goals are analogous to road maps and can help identify the path toward achieving them by promoting the actions and behaviors required to reach that point. Self motivation sustains your effort to stay on that path....
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